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Dwight D. "Doug" Crews, Sr.

February 2, 2015

Dwight D. CrewsDwight D. "Doug" Crews, Sr., 68, Co. Rt. 181, Clayton passed away at his home Monday morning, February 2, 2015.

There will be no services. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Doug was born in New Orleans, LA on October 28, 1946, son of Joseph and Zelma King Crews. He was a graduate of John McDonald High School in New Orleans. He then took Naval courses, training in firearms and as a nuclear power operator. On July 20, 1965 he entered the US Navy. Doug received the Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Campaign with device, and Vietnam Service Medals. On April 13, 1971 he was honorably discharged.

On September 11, 1971 he married Peggy A. Silva at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church with Fr. LaRosa presiding.

Doug served as a Jefferson Parish police officer and he retired after seventeen years of service from Metairie, LA. He then began a career with the Dept. of Homeland Security. He did pre-clearance in Toronto, Canada for five years, and then moved to Clayton in 2000. In Alexandria Bay, he was a US Customs Inspector, Border Crossing Inspector, and a Firearms Instructor, retiring from Homeland Security April 30, 2012.

He loved to read and search the web. But most importantly, has his love and passion for shooting.

Besides his wife, Peggy, he is survived by his son, Dwight D. Crews, Jr., New Orleans, LA, daughter, Michel Christine Scanlan and her husband, Jay, Chattanooga, TN, three grandchildren, sister, Maxine Yardbourgh, Metairie, LA, and several nieces and nephews.

Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com


#11 Ken Smith 2020-01-15 14:33
I served with Mister Crews. We both were in nuclear power school together. I never heard an unkind word from him toward anyone. My condolences to all the people that loved him.
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#10 Alan Whitcomb 2015-02-07 06:52
Peggy, I am sorry for your loss. Doug was a good man. I always enjoyed visiting with Doug. Thinking of you.
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#9 nicole dumouchel 2015-02-06 10:23
So very sorry to hear about Doug. I work at the Victorian as a cashier and I used to wait on him often in the mornings when he would come in for his daily lottery or propane tanks....he loved telling me about his experiences in customs and as a cop. He will be dearly missed at the Victorian. Prayers and love to you all.
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#8 Ann Koscinski 2015-02-05 19:57
Peggy, You and your family have our condolences. You all are in our prayers. I had fun working with Doug and loved going to the range with him. Sending hugs.
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#7 Karen Leroux 2015-02-05 12:05
Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss.Doug was always so kind to me. My fondest memory is seeing him in his truck with his beloved dog.
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#6 Cindi Kennell 2015-02-05 06:38
I am truly sorry Peggy for your loss. May God Bless you and you family at this time and help you through this loss. I will miss seeing Doug around Clayton hoping to win the big lottery. He truly was a very wonderful man.
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#5 Edward Hludzenski 2015-02-05 05:54
I enjoyed working with Doug and he was very enthusiastic about shooting and firearms in general. When we went to the range he and I would bring some other toys for the people to enjoy. I'm deeply sorry for your loss.
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#4 Ellen Stiefel 2015-02-04 21:06
Dear Peggy and Family, Please except my deepest sympathy ! I will miss having my very pleasant conversations with Doug .The girls at the shop would always check with me, if I was not at shop when Doug came to get products or make your appointment , because he wanted to make sure ,it was what Peggy wanted,no second guessing ! WithLove , All the Girls at Ellen's Beauty Shop
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#3 Lorraine Guidry 2015-02-04 20:33
Peggy, My deepest condolences. Thank you for calling me on Monday...I appreciate that you were thinking of me during such a difficult time. I am so grateful that Doug called me on Friday...I will treasure the words he said always. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. If you ever need anything, please call. It will keep Doug's memory alive when we talk about him so call or visit anytime.
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#2 Jay and Julie Knapp 2015-02-04 08:49
Our deepest sympathy to you and yours, Doug was a great man, friend and fellow Officer. If you need anything please call us we are here for you.
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